Prairie Pup Adventures at Plains Conservation Center

Prairie Pup Adventures at the Plains Conservation Center offers a hands-on, fun way for preschool aged children to learn about the animals, plants and people who call the prairie home. Each week we will investigate a topic with a story, exploration, and other activities. For children ages 3-6 with their accompanying caregiver. Meet outside the Visitor Center at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora for a fun adventure!

Time: 9a.m. - 10a.m.

September 21, 2021: Farm Animals

Visit our old-fashioned farm and interact with the farm animals. Help feed the baby goats and discover how to care for different farm animals.

October 12, 2021: Fall Harvest

Take a safari ride to the garden and harvest fall veggies. Learn how to get a garden ready for winter and make mini scarecrows to take home with you.

October 26, 2021: Snakes and Spiders

Learn about these creepy crawlers and spooky critters through crafts, games, and meeting a live snake. Costumes encouraged! Candy provided!

November 9, 2021: Cooking in the 1800s

Work together to measure, mix, and squeeze to make fresh butter, muffins, and lemonade in the sod village.

Audience: Recommended for children ages 3-6 years.

Program Fee: $8 per preschooler; one adult per child is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (children over the age of 6 years) are $5 each. Non-participating-Infants (children under the age of 18 months) are free.

Registration Instructions: Pre-registration is required. Program registration will not be available onsite. One adult per child is admitted free of charge. Please use the Adult Ticket option to register the free adult. Due to social distancing and group size restrictions you must register all members of your party.

The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask during the program and in all indoor spaces.

Class sizes are reduced to follow social distancing protocols. Materials used during the program will not be shared between participant groups and will be disinfected between each use.

The program will take place outdoors.

Please practice social distancing  keep at least six feet away from visitors not in your party.

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80013 (Entrance is at the corner of E Hampden Ave and S Picadilly Rd).

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